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Afton Love: Perfect Union
On view through May 22, 2021
516 ARTS
Albuquerque, New Mexico

516 ARTS presents Perfect Union, a solo exhibition by Afton Love, a northern New Mexico-based artist, who works across media, including graphite, beeswax, clay, wool, and resin. Her immersive installation-sized drawings and exploratory sculpture aim to call attention to our human condition in connection with the natural world.

Afton Love makes work that asks the viewer to approach. Her large-scale drawings of erosional rock formations invite you to step in and engage with the scale and proportion of the work. Loves sculptures replicate geologic patterns and evoke experience or direct interaction with the land using a variety of materials and processes. As an exploration of formation vs transformation, and interiority vs surface, this exhibition merges materiality and imagery to reference our human experience of body and time.

[Image: Afton Love, Center Stone (detail), graphite and beeswax on vellum, 34 x 28 inches]